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Old 08-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Christmas Sale.....in AUGUST :-O
This is one of my MAJOR pet peeves!!!!!!!! I went into Hobby Lobby today and what do I find?!? Aisles and AISLES of CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS...................don't these people know it's freakin' AUGUST?!?!?!? The commercialization of Christmas is bad enough, but seriously! It's 100 degrees here in S. Texas.........Christmas is the LAST thing on our minds!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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I was in there the other day (probably the same one!) and thought the SAME THING! I mean doesn't at least Halloween/Fall come before Christmas???
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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I feel your pain! The last time I was in HL (2-3 weeks ago), I couldn't find what I was looking for because all the workers were busy (and in the way) putting out Christmas decorations...I just don't get it!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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LOL- I so agree with you both. My hubby said "so, back to school sales are in full swing?" I said "heck no- they have already moved into Christmas sales" and he thought I was kidding until I brought him into Michaels.....

I mean, we all want to get a jump on making Christmas presents, but this is INSANITY. I'm having a hard time accepting that September is around the corner.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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It's true Hallowe'en's a long way away yet.........they might as well dress up the stupid scarecrows in Santa suits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's gotten to where I actually HATE to decorate for Christmas. I prefer a simple celebration of our Lord's birth...... But HONESTLY............it's nearly 100 degrees here!!!!!! Maybe the guys making the decisions are up North where it might be a balmy 65 degrees and cooling, but in Houston we've merely reached the apex of our summer!


JJ.........I was actually at the HL in Tomball today, not yours. It's the same all over!
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I work part time at michaels, and 2 weeks ago when we started putting out the Christmas stuff, I asked one of my managers why we were putting it out already, and the answer was honest and really simple. Because people will buy it, no matter how hot it is outside. So, if the mindless masses would stop buying it this early, then it wouldn't be out so early in coming years.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:59 PM   #7
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I feel your pain. I went into a Hallmark store a couple of months ago and they already had their ornaments all proudly displayed along with some musical holiday thing pumping out holiday music. I haven't been to any of the other big offenders around here but I'm sure it's no different.
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Well then................MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY................ 4 freakin' months from now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This all reminds me of that line in When Harry Met Sally.....when she's freaking out because "I'm going to be 40" and he responds something like "EIGHT YEARS from now!!!!!!!!!"

The "masses" need to wise up and quit buying that stuff!
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #9
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A little early don't you think?
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it bugs me to. but in a slightly different view... it could be so that those who craft and sell thier FO's can get a good start on holiday crafts. i mean, even on this forum knitters are talking about knitting christmas/holiday gifts
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